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Mumbai Metro fares cheapest in world

When compared with the best 11 Metro services across the world, Mumbai Metro Rail fares will be the cheapest. For the first Metro Rail corridor from Versova to Ghatkopar, they will be between र6 and र10 while for the second corridor between Charkop and Mankhurd they will range between र8 to र24. According to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), ...

Beijing returns to bicycles

Lakhs of Beijingers are returning to the use of bicycles. Only, these are electric bikes – battery-powered and silent. This shift has taken place thanks to clogged roads in Beijing which is home to over four million cars. While these speedy bikes are a commonplace on Beijing’s roads, the government officials are in a fix on ways to handle the ...

China’s monster traffic jam

A massive traffic jam in China was like a jigsaw puzzle in August and September. First, it started on Aug 14 on China’s highway leading to its capital Beijing and even before people could realise what had hit them, it had spread to 100km (62 miles) by the ninth day, baffling not just the Chinese traffic authorities but the entire ...

Turkey Metro will be earthquake resistant

Turkey has introduced a new isolated bearing system which is designed to preserve the alignment of critical structures while saving millions in construction costs. It may soon be put to use on a high-speed-rail project in Turkey and has been proposed for California’s high-speed-rail-system as well. In the second phase of the 533km long high-speed-rail line between Ankara and Istanbul, ...

TagMaster and Confidex join hands

Swedish company TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) solutions for railway applications, and Confidex, the world’s leading supplier of high-performing RFID tag solutions, have come together to share knowledge in the field of RFID Tag technology. The emphasis will be on the UHF frequency band where the products will conform to the EPC Gen2 standard. Initially, ...

Social policing initiative

P Vijayan, the Police Commissioner of Kozhikode, has launched a project which will ensure that vehicle parts, personal belongings kept in vehicles and bikes are not stolen in Kerala any more. Called the Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project, the social policing initiative aims at bringing juveniles arrested for stealing bikes, computers and other belongings into the mainstream. He has involved ...

Mumbai Mono Rail’s corridor world’s second longest!

Mumbai Mono Rail’s 19.54km long Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle Mono Rail corridor will be the world’s second longest Mono Rail corridor, coming second to only Japan’s Osaka Mono Rail corridor which is 23.8km long. It costs only one-fourth of the world’s longest monorail. While the Osaka corridor has 19 stations, Mumbai’s will have 18. At present the second longest Mono Rail corridor ...

India to use Russia’s civil navigation signals free of cost

In what can be considered an answer to America’s GPS Technology, Russia has increased the momentum of the development of its decades old GLONASS satellite navigation system. According to the Russian government, the GLONASS civil navigation signals will be made available to customers free of cost and without any restriction. The navigation satellite system is expected to be operational by ...

Now, Green Buses

In order to provide an eco-friendly, comfortable and clean mode of public transport to the residents of Mumbai, and to reduce traffic congestion on roads, a Green Bus Express Service initiative has been undertaken to link North and South Mumbai by MP Sanjay Nirupam under his Go Green campaign. It is meant to promote the use of public transport which ...

Bandra Worli Sea Link

Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) has been illuminated by Bajaj Electricals (BEL) with the use of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GRP) street lighting poles. This is the first major installation in India using GRP poles. The major factor for selecting the street furniture for this project was the requirement of combating the prevailing highly corrosive saline atmosphere. GRP poles are ...